The partially decomposed body of a seventeen-year-old epileptic, Jermaine Croft, was fished out of the Lamaha canal aback of Durban Backlands at around 07:00hrs yesterday morning, five days after his mother had reported him missing.Dead: Jermaine Croft The body bore teeth marks believed to be those of the deadly piranha that infest the water.A man who gave his name as Orrin, who lives in the squatting area close to the Lamaha Conservancy, told this newspaper that he was attending to his ablutions and was passing by the canal when he noticed the body in the water. It was nestled among some weeds. The body was clad in a red jersey and blue pants. The man said that he immediately raised an alarm,Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping
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,” the woman related. She said that a car had struck down her son. Fortunately, he only sustained minor injuries.The woman said that, on the morning that her son disappeared, she had noticed him with a long stick and some string. He had told her that he was making a fishing rod to go fishing. She said that her son could not swim, and she warned him against venturing into the Lamaha canal. She said that no sooner had she returned indoors than the lad disappeared. She believes that he may have ventured into the ‘Backdam’ to fish. That was the last time she had seen him.The woman said that the boy’s father had abandoned him ever since he was about five years old. She is not certain if the father is in Guyana.When this newspaper arrived on the scene, the lad’s body had already been taken to the funeral parlour. However, residents said that the badly decomposed state suggested that the body had been in the water for some time. A few residents were milling around discussing the tragedy, while others speculated that Jermaine might have climbed into the plum tree at the edge of the canal to pick some of the fruit. There was no evidence of the fishing apparatus his mother said he had left the home with.